• Home Run for Life: Jason Wisdom runs for first time since West Nile virus diagnosis

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Wisdom was a frequent mountain biker and outdoorsman before the illness. Since then, he’s had to work to regain movement in his body. He still does not have use of his right arm and his left shoulder is still limited.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Monty Williams makes sense to add to staff

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Recently-fired Pelicans coach has the credentials that could be exactly what Billy Donovan needs in a lead assistant

  • Minor league baseball Q&A: Former RedHawks and current Fresno Grizzlies first baseman Jon Singleton

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    The 23-year-old first baseman is now a member of the Fresno Grizzlies and is off to a torrid start this season after signing a $10-million contract with Houston in the offseason. He is hitting .264 and leads the minor leagues with 14 home runs and 47 RBIs.

  • SMU's Dechambeau tops NCAA leaderboard

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — SMU's Bryson Dechambeau shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to top the NCAA leaderboard, and Southern California opened a three-stroke lead in the team standings. Dechambeau eagled the par-5 third hole and had five birdies and two bogeys to finish two rounds at 7-under 137 at The Concession Golf Club. "Managing my game has been a big part of this week," Dechambeau said. "I made sure that when I came out here, I knew where I needed to hit it. Instead of focusing on other things, you just have to place it in the right places and I've been able to do that quite nicely throughout these two days." Illinois' Thomas Detry was two strokes back after a 71. "I just learned you've got to be patient here, y

  • Women's College World Series: Dugout creativity at its finest

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Antics aren’t just about being silly or getting TV time. It also brings aspects of excitement and team unity to the dugout.

  • WCWS Q&A: Former OU softball coach, Auburn director of softball operations Jim Beitia

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Beitia was Oklahoma’s softball coach for one season in 1994, leading the Sooners to a 58-15 record, a top-10 national ranking and within one game of the Women’s College World Series.

  • OU football: Bob Stoops has positive view of football camps

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Alabama’s Nick Saban wants the NCAA to ban football ‘satellite camps’. Unsurprisingly, Bob Stoops disagrees.

  • Munoz wins rain-shortened IndyCar race in Detroit

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Munoz understands that his first IndyCar victory comes with a footnote. That won't stop him from enjoying it. Munoz won Saturday at Belle Isle when the race was called because of rain after 47 laps. The 23-year-old Colombian driver had a substantial lead when a caution flag came out with just over 30 minutes remaining in what was supposed to be a 2-hour race. The yellow flag was due to lightning in the area, and the race went under a red flag not long after that. Then the rest was called off, and Munoz had his first victory on the series in 28 starts. "Not the way I wanted to win," Munoz said. "I wanted to win this one, 100 percent, all the laps complete. But a win is a win.

  • Alabama softball coach Patrick Murphy takes unique path to success

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Fayette, Iowa, native started as high school baseball, then an assistant softball coach at University of Southwestern Louisiana — now Louisiana-Lafayette — while a graduate student

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Sunday, May 31 — Monday, June 1

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    SUNDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2 p.m.; Fresno at Oklahoma City; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m.; L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 2 p.m.; Boston at Texas; FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m.; Detroit at L.A. Angels; ESPN (Cox 29) AUTO RACING 11 a.m.; GT Grand Prix; CBSS (Cox 249) Noon; NASCAR; FS1 (Cox 67) 2:30 p.m.; Indy Dual; KOCO-5 (Cox 8) GOLF 7 a.m.; Irish Open; GOLF (Cox 60) Noon; AT&T Byron Nelson; GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m.; AT & T Byron Nelson; KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2 p.m.; LPGA: ShopRite; GOLF (Cox 60) COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon; NCAA Regionals; ESPN2 (Cox 28) Noon; NCAA Regonals; SECN

  • Oklahoma State signee Jawun Evans, Owasso's Shake Milton named Parade All-Americans

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Oklahoma State incoming freshman point guard Jawun Evans was announced as one of 30 players named to the Parade All-America team. Evans (Kimball, Texas), who signed with OSU in November , averaged 23.3 points, 7.5 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game as a senior, earning Texas All-State and McDonald's All-America honors.

  • CVB hears Chamber grant funding requests

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    The Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau board agreed Wednesday to provide $1,000 of $3,000 requested to support June’s Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, but postponed acting on grant requests for two other Chamber events because those events are later this year, allowing more time for discussion. Steve Dyer, Chamber president, brought the CVB board written applications for three Chamber events seeking grant funding so the board would have the information. The Chamber requested $3,000 for the golf tournament, scheduled for June 19 with an overall event budget of $18,675; $4,000 for the Chamber’s wine tasting event, scheduled for Sept. 29 with a total event budget of $32,250; and $3,000 for the Nov.

  • Women's College World Series: Alabama eliminates Oregon, will play LSU next

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Behind a freshman pitcher and the production of a nine-hole hitter, Alabama defeated Oregon 2-1 in a Women’s College World Series elimination game Saturday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

  • Buescher wins Xfinity race at Dover International Speedway

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chris Buescher stretched his fuel, connected with a teammate and held on to win the Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. Buescher, the series points leaders, has emerged as the driver to beat in NASCAR's second-tier series. He edged Chase Elliott for a win two weeks ago at Iowa Speedway and followed with his third career Xfinity win. Buescher conserved enough fuel to drive a whopping 98 miles on his final run in the No. 60 Ford, a stellar effort for the Roush Fenway Racing driver. "I was clutching it a lot those last 15 laps trying to save all we had there and get all we could," he said. Owner Jack Roush was one of the first to congratulate Buescher. He might

  • Report: Bulls confident Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg will accept head coach offer

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    The Chicago Bulls are quietly confident that Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg will accept an offer to become their next head coach, according to multiple league sources. The Bulls parted ways with Tom Thibodeau this week and now have their sights on Hoiberg, 42, the former NBA veteran who has spearheaded Iowa State's resurgence in the Big 12 the last five seasons. Hoiberg has led the Cyclones to consecutive Big 12 Tournament titles in 2014 and 2015. Hoiberg played four of his 10 NBA seasons with the Bulls, and according to multiple reports still has good relationships with several members of the Chicago front office.

  • Oklahoma State baseball regional: St. John's eliminates Oral Roberts

    By Nathan Ruiz | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    The Red Storm defeated Oral Roberts 10-4 in the first elimination game of the Stillwater Regional. St. John’s did most of its damage in the top of the fourth, sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring six runs.

  • Arkansas State's Livingston charged with punching officer

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas State basketball player is charged with punching a police officer in the throat at a medical facility. Police say Anthony Livingston, 22, hit Jonesboro Officer Tyler Wilson on Thursday after Wilson threatened to shoot him with a stun gun because Livingston was being combative and resisting arrest. It wasn't clear why Livingston was at the medical facility. Livingston fled but was arrested after being shot with a stun gun near the Arkansas State football stadium. Wilson is hospitalized; his condition isn't known. Livingston was ordered to undergo a mental evaluation and return to court June 29. Last season, the sophomore led ASU in scoring and rebounding, and was second-te

  • Women's College World Series: Auburn eliminates SEC-rival Tennessee

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Auburn and Tennessee met in another important postseason game, and once again, War Eagle reigned supreme. Auburn won 4-2 Saturday morning, eliminating its SEC rival from the Women’s College World Series and advancing to meet No. 7 seed UCLA later Saturday for a spot in Sunday’s semifinal round. The teams were scoreless through two innings, but left a combined seven runners on base. Auburn finally broke through with a four-run third inning, scoring on three straight at-bats from the second half of its lineup. Shortstop Haley Fagan singled home the Tigers’ first run, then catcher Carlee Wallace doubled to right center, driving in two more runs and knocking Tennessee pitcher Erin Gabriel from

  • Denmark's Kjeldsen shoots 67, takes 2-stroke Irish Open lead

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark shot a 4-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead Saturday in the third round of the Irish Open. The 40-year-old Kjeldsen used superior putting to break free of a six-way tie as gusting winds at Royal County Down sabotaged many players' short games. He rolled a long eagle attempt on the 12th to within 18 inches, settling for his fifth birdie. On the next hole, his curling 30-yard putt for a sixth birdie left Kjeldsen punching the air in jubilation. "It was so windy. ... I just got the line and pace perfect," said Kjeldsen, who is ranked 303rd and last won a tournament in 2009. But he bogeyed the final two holes to reduce his lead over Rafa Cabrera-Bello of S

  • Jimmie Johnson makes drive toward NASCAR history at Dover

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needs a mammoth man cave at home for all of his Dover trophies. Known as the Monster Mile, the Dover winner gets a menacing, red-eyed Miles The Monster trophy that weighs 60 pounds and measures at just under 1 1/2 feet from the base to the top of the hand that clutches a mini car. But it's not the oversized reward Johnson truly wants at Dover. "You guys have tall Budweisers in victory lane," Johnson said, joking. Happy hour usually comes late Sunday afternoon at Dover after yet another Johnson victory. No active driver owns a track like Johnson does the concrete mile at Dover. Johnson, the defending race winner, holds the track record with nine victories in just 26 starts.